Ir. Akmal Rahimi Abu Samah earned his Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Bristol, UK. He started his career in Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), where he was involved in various power plant, substation, co-generation and other energy-related projects. During this period, he was involved in business development, design, construction as well as project management. After 14 years, Ir. Akmal left TNB and joined a few consultancy practices. He undertook projects in the fields of power distribution system, renewable energy, energy efficiency and cooling systems, providing both technical and financial advisories to his clients. Prior to joining SEDA Malaysia, Ir. Akmal was General Manager in the Special Projects Division at Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB). He was specifically tasked to establish and manage MRCB’s district cooling business, where he was in charge of the planning, project execution and operation of the plants. Ir. Akmal is a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM). He is also a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Ir. Akmal holds a Competent Electrical Engineer certificate from the Energy Commission (EC), Malaysia.